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#8707 of 11670 Not Much To Do With Diesel.... but
Mar 29, 2013 (7:17 am)
adding my .015 cents, I almost totally agree. I have a 1994 TLC (19 years old) whose head unit gave up the ghost a while back and a new updated gee whiz whats it, makes the current driver a happy camper.
It needed a few gaskets replaced in the engine, transfer case and transmission. But I am told by long time repair guru's, these are common to TLC's. While they were in there, they also adjusted the valves. The internal parts were literally showing original tool marks and were pristine in spite of (or defacto maybe because of) 20,000 miles OCI's ( 220,000+ miles) . I understand it also uses the Aisin brand transmission. The thing continues to smog 4 year old values.
To add to the last two posts, I was glad the VW Touareg comes in three trims. For what I want a vehicle for, I would even consider an even more basic trim. !
I got a $99. navi big box club special that can be popped in and out of multiple cars. When that either breaks down or no longer makes sense, it will probably be even cheaper to replace. Late breaking sales news. One navi vendor offers a refurbished unit for $ 51. Two well known (auto) navi vendors are headquartered near here. In fact anyone that uses navi for commercial aggie and other professional apps will recognized a third ( former (navi) client).
I am not sure on other cars, but VW across the line has a 12 year rust warranty. Not that anyone can see it, nor would non VW owners even care, they use galvanized metal.
#8708 of 11670 Re: GLK diesel. [gagrice]
Mar 29, 2013 (5:48 pm)
For the times I need nav, my cell phone works just fine ( and if I wanted I could use it to link to the iPad and use the I pads bigger screen, but at this point t least don't need to). In any case as long as I have a radio with an aux input that is all I really need for entertainment and nav.
Mar 30, 2013 (3:02 pm)
Same trip with 3 people and 1,000#'s off stuff, went a bit slower upgrade for a 31.4 mpg. Will post the downgrade mpg later.
#8710 of 11670 Re: SOS DD [ruking1]
Mar 31, 2013 (9:23 pm)
The downgrade return posted 35.2 mpg : 2 delays of 35 min and only 200#'s in the trunk posted for a R/T average of 33.3 mpg. There was rain, some sleet and ALMOST a posted chain control point. Stuck behind a covey of RANK mountain drivers.
Apr 01, 2013 (5:19 am)
A nearby Citgo is selling regular for $3.88. Diesel has dropped about twenty cents to $4.03. Cheap.
Premium was blowing the doors off at $4.38.
#8712 of 11670 Re: price update [steve_]
Apr 01, 2013 (5:50 am)
That seems like a drastic difference between RUG and PUG. Ours seems to stay right at 20 cents difference. Our diesel is right at $4 and RUG is at $3.85 at a lot of stations.
#8713 of 11670 Re: price update [gagrice]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Apr 01, 2013 (5:55 am)
The price difference at that station is lots more than my old rule of thumb, which was add a dime for mid-grade and another dime for premium. This stuff isn't even ethanol free either.
Whenever I buy gas again, I'll try to check the pump prices at my usual station (have to drive Wednesday, so that'll be the day that both cars will finally be on fumes. ).
#8714 of 11670 Re: price update [steve_]
Apr 01, 2013 (6:04 am)
$ 3.95 D2, $3.75 RUG, $3.95 PUG: at one local resort station.
#8715 of 11670 Re: price update [ruking1]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Apr 01, 2013 (6:28 am)
Diesel seems consistently .20 cents over premium here in NorCal.
#8716 of 11670 Re: price update [ruking1]
Apr 01, 2013 (8:36 am)
Any of those prices sound pretty good to me. RUG is varying within a cent or two of $4 here, with diesel at $4.40.